OSHA: USPS Cited For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility

OSHA News Release- Region 6 U.S. Department of Labor October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint…

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USPS Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says

By Regina Waldroup – October 1, 2018 It’s hard work, but Courtney Ferguson says she loves her job with the post office. She’s been at a facility in Schiller Park for four years now. “The post office is a great job to have,” she told NBC 5 Monday. What Ferguson said she didn’t expect in…

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USPS OIG: What safety issues have you witnessed or experienced?

It might not surprise you that dog bites are among the top accidents involving postal workers. After all, dog bites get a lot of media attention and even have a week dedicated to their prevention. But that’s just one type of accident. Others include accidents involving motor vehicles, falls, and repetitive motion injuries. These risks…

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Letter Carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says

By Brenda Gazzar – September 24, 2018 A veteran U.S. Postal Service carrier, found unresponsive in her non-air-conditioned mail truck amid record-breaking heat in Woodland Hills this summer, died from overheating, according to coroner’s officials. Peggy Frank, 63, of North Hills died on July 6 of hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature caused by a…

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USPS OIG Report: Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service adhered to safety policies and procedures related to accidents in the Great Lakes Area. The Postal Service’s accident frequency rate measures the estimated annual accident frequency per 100 employees. During fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017, the Great Lakes Area had the highest average accident…

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APWU: Injured on Duty Employees and USPS “Pilot Programs” Dispute settled

In a dispute initiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the issue was, “whether it is a violation of the National Agreement to assign injured on duty employees to perform work associated with a pilot program, experimental program, or other similar programs.” The parties agreed that, “Injured on duty employees will be assigned Clerk…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illness. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illness. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illness such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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Here’s How Hot It Is Inside a Mail Truck

Published on July 19, 2018 It was a day of blistering heat in Southern California, and now the family of mail carrier Peggy Frank, 63, wants to know whether she was killed by extreme temperatures while on the job. Frank was found dead in her mail truck in Los Angeles earlier this month. The temperature…

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